In conjunction with the release of TIME Magazine’s new Pharrell curated “The New American Revolution” issue, Pharrell Williams and Jay Z arrive with a new song entitled “Entrepreneur”.
“The intention for a song was all about how tough it is to be an entrepreneur in our country to begin with,” Williams says. “Especially as someone of color, there’s a lot of systemic disadvantages and purposeful blockages. How can you get a fire started, or even the hope of an ember to start a fire, when you’re starting at disadvantages with regards to health care, education, and representation?”
The song, produced by Williams with his longtime partner in the Neptunes, Chad Hugo, “is trying to communicate that when we stick together, treat each other better and welcome each other, there’s more money and more opportunity for everyone,” Williams says.